AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize

Skip to content

Key Questions

What does winning the scholarship include?

  • $7,000 toward tuition for the final year of study.
  • If required, return airfare or ground transport and up to two (2) nights’ accommodation to attend the November award ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, where the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize will be presented to both the winning student and a faculty member.
  • $1,000 honorarium for the winning students’ home institutions to support their photography program in any way they see fit.

How do I apply?

  • In January, you will receive a letter from your university with a web link directing you where to sign on and upload your application.
  • Submissions will be accepted from February 1 – March 3, 2014.
  • On the site, there will be a form and instructions on how to upload your portfolio.
  • Once you complete the application, you will receive an email confirmation, and your portfolio will be submitted to your faculty for a juried process.

How is the decision made?

  • Each institution will form a jury of 3 faculty members to select a finalist to represent their university. Their selection is to be submitted by March 31, 2014.
  • The faculty will notify all students who applied of their selection after March 31, 2014.
  • The scholarship jury will be comprised of the AGO’s lead curator of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize, the AGO’s Executive Director of Education and Public Programming and the previous year’s winner of the Aimia | AGO Photography Prize.
  • The winning students, finalists and faculties will be notified of the jury’s selections in May 2014. A press release will be issued announcing the 3 winners, with a link to their works on the prize website.